This Week In History (May 22-26)

The last hurrah! Students will spend the last 3 days of their school year reviewing in some ways they have chosen. Some classes will work on some “Soft skill” activities as well. I wish all of my students the best as they move on to 7th grade and US History II. (It is really good stuff. If you liked USI, you are gonna LOVE USII!)


This Week In History (May 8-12)

This week in History we continue through school wide Testing. Here is the schedule for the week.

Monday: US History I Student Growth Assessment

Tuesday: Review Activity (History Tellers)

Wednesday: US History Circuit Training

Thursday: Reading SOL

Friday: History Test (An older released SOL)

Best wishes to all 6th graders testing in all subjects.

This Week in History (May 1-5)

We have reached the end of year testing window. I would like to offer all my students best wishes on their upcoming SOLs, SGAs, and Final Exams.

Here is the schedule for the week….

Monday: 3 Do’s and a Don’t Review

Tuesday: Card Work

Wednesday: 1st Semester Buzzowords

Thursday: 2nd Semester Buzzwords

Friday: 6th Grade MATH SOL TEST

This Week In History (April 24-28)

This week in history we will continue with our comprehensive review of the SOLs. The week will conclude with a paper/pencil test on Friday.

Students have been reminded that all class work is being graded. Focus and effort need to be at their best at this time of year.

Student Growth Assessment #2 has been scheduled for Monday, May 8th.

All students are encouraged to use the resources from this site daily. There are electronic flash cards and games in quizlet. There is a games section as well, and the Check for Mastery tab gives great SOL type test questions, from a test bank that will continue to change the more you take it.

If a student has lost their notes they are all on this site, or if you would like to have a condensed version, click on the refrigerator cards tab. These would be great to have in class for a quick reference.

Best wishes to all students as SOLs and Final Exams approach.

Enjoy your weekend.

This Week in History (April 17-21)

This week in History we return from spring break and take a field trip! We have reached the home stretch of the school year. This week will be a shaking out of the cobwebs to ¬†with our history content. Some students will be completing their Project Based Assessments and we will be looking forward to Student Growth Assessment #2 on Monday, May 8th. Here is the game plan….

Tuesday: Watershed Field Trip to Ashland

Wednesday: People from USI

Thursday: Places from USI

Friday: Things from USI


This Week In History (April 3-7)

This week in History we are completing our Civil War PBA (Performance Based Assessment.) It will be worth 1 test grade. PBAs are replacing the SOL test for USI, and USII. The PBA is completed in its entirely in the classroom. It will be scored by multiple teachers and the score will be an average of the scores.

The PBA is scheduled for the entire week. There will be no homework assigned this week.

Good luck to all CMS History students!



This Week In History (March 27-31)

This week in history wwe complete the installation of our Civil War Unit. The students will take a Test on all of the Civil War material on Thursday of next week. We will then begin preparation for our Project Based Assessment (PBA) which will begin on Monday of next week.  Homework will be issued to those students who owe it. Those who passed the 3rd benchmark are exempt from the assignment. Here is the game plan.

Monday: Effects of the war (Homework Issued)

Tuesday Effects of the war on African Americans

Wednesday: Review Civil War Unit

Thursday: Civil War Test

Friday: PBA Prep (Homework Due)

Homework Week of March 27th

This Week In History (March 13-17)

This week in History we will continue our look at the Civil War. It is a short week, so no homework will be assigned. The first quiz of the 4th quarter will be on Thursday. Here is the game plan for the week:

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Key Union People

Wednesday: Key Confederate People

Thursday: Quiz (Issues, Compromises, Sides, People)

Friday: Civil War Events


Have a great week, and fouth quarter!